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International Journal of Emerging Markets 

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Institutions and Emerging Markets

Submission Deadlines: June 30th and December 1st, 2012 (final)

The International Journal of Emerging Markets (IJoEM), published by Emerald, would like to invite papers for a special issue on the theme of Institutions and Emerging Markets. The final deadline for submission is December 1st, 2012, but the editors would encourage authors to submit their papers to the upcoming Academy of International Business Southeast USA (AIB-SE) Annual Conference by June 30th, 2012. Please visit the 2012 AIB-SE website at for details and instructions on how to submit your paper. The best accepted thematic conference papers on institutions and emerging markets will be invited to a special Journal Paper Development Workshop, sponsored by Emerald. The workshop will allow all invited authors to meet with the IJoEM editor-in-chief and the guest editors of the special issue, discuss their work with colleagues and so further develop their papers, which will then be automatically considered for publication in the IJoEM special issue.
International Journal of Emerging Markets
Constituting over two-thirds of the world’s population and one-fifth of its GDP, the emerging markets are expected to continue to impact the world’s new economic order, ushering in changes in economic thought, management philosophy, global operations, and financial flows. Given their importance to the global economy, the emerging markets are an important testing ground for existing models and concepts in international business, management, marketing, economics, and finance, pushing the boundaries of existing theories. They are also fertile ground for developing new models and theories with different contextual origins.
Although there is no universal agreement about which countries belong to the group of “emerging” markets, there is some consensus in the literature on their characteristics, including:

(1)    Emerging markets economies are growing relatively faster, as compared to the rest of the world;
(2)    Emerging market governments are transitioning their institutions, promulgating new laws, and changing their governance structures. New economic freedoms, in particular as they relate to business, are begin to appear in formerly politically restrictive regions;
(3)    Emerging markets are becoming increasingly integrated with the rest of the world due to the movement of people, ideas, money, and products, as well as by their entry into international institutions;
(4)    Emerging markets still suffer from relatively backward governance structures, under-developed institutions, corruption, deficiencies in infrastructure, income inequalities, uneven development, and a host of other socio-economic and political problems that may be obstacles to reaching their full potential.
The International Journal of Emerging Markets (IJoEM), published by Emerald, brings together articles that examine the emerging markets, both theoretically and empirically.  Highly rigorous research, case studies, and review articles, such as meta-analytic reviews, are also encouraged.  We especially welcome comparative studies of emerging markets or studies comparing the emerging markets with the developed markets. IJoEM offers contributors and readers an opportunity to explore issues related to the emerging markets from multi-functional (international business, management, marketing, finance, and accounting), multi-disciplinary (business, economics, area studies, and other social sciences), and multi-national geographic perspectives. For more information, please visit the IJoEM website at
IJoEM Special Issue Topics
Potential topics for this special issue may include, but are certainly not limited to:
- MNC responses to emerging market institutions
- Emerging market multinationals
- Legitimacy in emerging market contexts
- Emerging markets and global institutions
- Formal and informal institutions in emerging market contexts
- Quantitative and qualitative analysis in emerging markets

AIB-SE Journal Paper Development Workshop and Special Journal Issue

The Best Thematic Papers accepted for the 2012 AIB-SE conference will be invited for an IJoEM Journal Paper Development Workshop, to be held during the annual AIB-SE conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, which will be sponsored by Emerald. The workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to meet with the IJoEM Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Ilan Alon, present and discuss their work and further develop their papers before submitting them for review to an academic journal. All papers accepted for the journal paper development workshop will automatically be invited for submission to the special issue on “Institutions in Emerging Markets” to be published by IJoEM in 2013. The guest editors of this special issue, Dr. Daniel Rottig and Dr. Matthew C. Mitchell will be available during the conference and workshop for questions and further information. Furthermore, all authors of accepted conference papers will have a chance to win one of multiple best paper awards, which include cash prices for the winners. For more information please visit the 2012 AIB-SE Conference Website at

IJoEM Announcement of Editor-In-Chief

Dr. Ilan Alon has been selected as the next Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Emerging Markets. Known to many in the IB arena, Ilan is the Cornell Professor of International Business and the Director of the China and India Centers at Rollins College, Florida. He is also Editor of AIB Insights.  Ilan will begin his editorial tenure on 1 May 2012, with responsibility for issues published in 2013 and beyond.
We look forward to your submissions.  If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact the editors at anytime.

Ilan Alon, Ph.D.
Director, The China and India Centers
Rollins College and Harvard University
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Daniel Rottig, Ph.D.
Special Issue Guest Editor
Assistant Professor of International Business and Strategy
Lutgert College of Business - Florida Gulf Coast University 
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Matthew C. Mitchell, Ph.D.
Special Issue Guest Editor
Assistant Professor of International Business and Strategy
College of Business and Public Administration - Drake University
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